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Looking at a pair of '02s at the moment, one w/80K..the other 85K. Actually, they are twins...both used by a fancy dude ranch to shuttle $2K/day guests to the airport and back. They are XLTs rather than limited. My wife does not drive the big guys. It's used strictly for towing, no sensors necessary, no DVD player needed. The 2nd seat goes down and stays down as that is where the dogs ride. Serviced every 3-4K miles...all records intact. I can take either one for around $12K (at least that's our starting point) plus my old Burb which ain't worth much at a wholesale auction. Might have to pay someone to take it away.They're a couple of hundred miles away and I'm going to check them out this weekend. They have a 3rd unit, same use, 63K miles, $2000 more, but it is a 6.0 and I'm a little leery after all the info on these forums. I also have an "expert" advisor who owns a diesel performance shop locally, and that doesn't hurt when I have questions. I thought a glowplug was a firefly with no wings until I started looking at these PSDs. As soon as I pull the trigger on something, he's going to give me the "Purple Royal" treatment. I ran Amsoil in 3 previous GM products.
My biggest concern is the tranny, apparently a weak spot on these automatics. See you've got a new one coming. What happened? I suppose I should just plan on a new tranny in the next 30-40K miles, huh.
Septuagenarian pilot of '01 Ex 7.3 PSD, Juice w/Attitude, S&B intake, 4" exhaust, RAS, B&M cooler. Use this big dog crate to pull 7500# Prowler. Great wife, 3.1 dogs, lots of time and no money...life is good!